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GVC, IGT Licensed in Romania

Licensing decisions continue to be made in Romania to clear the country of unregulated online gaming operators. Last month, two large companies were approved by the Romanian National Gaming Office (ONJN). Romania passed new gaming regulation last year, opening up the market to regulation-compliant operators and providers.

GVC announced that ONJN has granted the group a full and permanent 10-year license to operate sports betting and casino games in the country, via its fully owned subsidiary, Headlong Limited. In addition, the group has also been awarded a Class II license to supply software, affiliate marketing and hosting services to Headlong.

The group has previously been operating its Sportingbet brand in Romania under the terms of an interim license, which was granted on September 1, 2015. The new licenses come into effect from September 1, 2016.

And International Game Technology also announced that IGT (Gibraltar) Limited has obtained two Romanian Class II licenses, for platform management and software provision, by the ONJN, and it will now utilize the power of

its remote game server to serve customers in Romania.